Three Pieces for Flute and Piano
- Highly recommended
Approved Exam Music
Recommended for the following exam grade(s):
This collection contains three of Ian Clarke's most popular compositions for flute and piano.
"Dreamy and improvisatory in style with powerful expressive climaxes to the 1st and 2nd half of the work. It’s range is to top C or D (three advanced options take the level of difficulty up). No advanced techniques are used. Like many of Ian’s pieces Hypnosis has been used for auditions, music festivals, recital certificate, A level recitals and degree recitals."
Spiral Lament is a piece inspired by giant African snails. It uses techniques unfamiliar to both the intermediate and advanced player providing an approachable and achievable challenge for both. There are exercises to give a simple approach to the attractive and exotic world of quarter-note grace notes featured in the piece.
The Mad Hatter
"Normal .. but .......well..... a little mad!!!! Quick and playful throughout ‘The Mad Hatter’ makes extensive use of whole tone, chromatic and diminished scales. No extended techniques are required. The piano part is of moderate difficulty."
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- Spiral Lament
- The Mad Hatter